putsch definition by Webster's New World
a sudden political uprising or rebellion
Origin: German ; from Swiss dialect, dialectal , literally , a push, blow
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- putschist noun, adjective
putsch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A sudden attempt by a group to overthrow a government.
Origin: German, from German dialectal, from Middle High German, thrust, of imitative origin.
- putschˈist noun